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October 5, 2020

Winners of the 8th Annual CMAOntario Awards Announced

The Country Music Association of Ontario Announces Winners of the 8th Annual CMAOntario Awards October 4, 2020 (TORONTO) The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) tonight celebrated the talent and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 17 categories. The 8th Annual CMAOntario Awards was the first ever, live drive-in country awards show, and took place on The Raceway at the Western Fair District in London, Ontario. Meghan Patrick from Bowmanville, Ontario led with three wins, followed by Tim Hicks, James Barker Band, and The Reklaws with two wins each. These wins mark a historic run for CMAOntario artists: Meghan Patrick has won the CMAOntario Female Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year for three consecutive years. She has won Album of the Year for two […]
September 14, 2020

2020 CMAOntario Awards – 1st Ever Live Drive-In Country Awards Show Releases New Block of Tickets

THE 8TH ANNUAL CMAONTARIO AWARDS 1st Ever Live Drive-In Country Awards Show Releases New Block of Tickets PLUS Ryan Langdon Added to Line-Up    September 14, 2020 (TORONTO) The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) today announced the release of a limited block of tickets for the 8th Annual CMAOntario Awards. The first ever, live drive-in country awards show will be taking place Sunday, October 4, 2020 on The Raceway at the Western Fair District in London, Ontario. The CMAOntario Awards, presented by Slaight Music with support from Ontario Creates, has also added Ryan Langdon, hot off the release of his debut EP Lit in the Sticks, to the roster of live performers. Tickets for the show are on sale now and are available online here. […]
August 28, 2020

Tim Hicks, James Barker Band, The Reklaws, Jade Eagleson Among the Performers Announced for the 8th Annual CMAOntario Awards

Awards To Be Presented In A Drive-In Style Show At New Venue on the Raceway at Western Fair District August 28, 2020 (TORONTO) The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) today announces a new concept and location for the 8th Annual CMAOntario Awards, taking place Sunday, October 4, 2020 in London, Ontario. Presented by Slaight Music with support from Ontario Creates, the CMAOntario Awards will now be a drive-in style event on The Raceway at the Western Fair District featuring performances by Tim Hicks, James Barker Band, The Reklaws, Jade Eagleson, The Abrams, Eric Ethridge, Genevieve Fisher, Kelsi Mayne, Les Rats d’Swompe, Nicole Rayy, The Western Swing Authority, and special guest Kalsey Kulyk! “On behalf of the CMAOntario and its members, we’re thrilled that the […]
April 22, 2020

2020 CMAOntario Awards Nominees Announced

Meghan Patrick and The Reklaws Lead In Nominations with Six Nominations Each  Followed by James Barker Band with Five Nominations plus Tim Hicks and Tebey with Four Nominations Carroll Baker to Receive Impact Award   April 22, 2020 (TORONTO) The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) is excited to announce the nominees for the 8th Annual CMAOntario Awards taking place Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Centennial Hall in London. Leading the nominations are 12 time CMAOntario Award winner Meghan Patrick, and two time CMAOntario Award winners The Reklaws, with six nominations each. Hosted by Jason McCoy and Jennifer Campbell, the 8th Annual CMAOntario Awards, presented by Slaight Music with support from Ontario Creates, will celebrate the talent and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 19 categories, including the Impact Award, Nielsen Compass Award, and the Holly […]
March 27, 2020

2020 CMAOntario Festival & Awards Rescheduled for October 1 – 4, 2020 in London, Ontario

Celebrating Ontario’s Country Music Industry March 27, 2020 (TORONTO) The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) has rescheduled the 2020 CMAOntario Awards for Sunday, October 4, 2020 at Centennial Hall in London. Presented by Slaight Music with support from Ontario Creates, the 8th Annual CMAOntario Awards will close out the CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend in London October 1 – 4, 2020, previously scheduled for May 28 – 31. Following the recommendations from government officials regarding COVID-19, CMAOntario took the steps to reschedule the festivities to ensure that the health and well-being of artists and audiences is protected. CMAOntario is committed to presenting and promoting the work of Ontario’s country music industry and looks forward to celebrating in the Fall. Nominees for the 2020 CMAOntario Awards will be announced this Spring. Performers will be announced in the coming weeks. […]
October 4, 2019

Tickets For The 2020 CMAOntario Awards On Sale Friday, October 11th

JASON MCCOY RETURNS AS HOST  October 4, 2019 (TORONTO) The Country Music Association of Ontario is thrilled to announce that tickets for the 2020 CMAOntario Awards will be on-sale to the general public on Friday, October 11th at 11:00am. The 8th annual celebration will commemorate another year of accomplishments by the Ontario country music industry live at Centennial Hall in London on Sunday, May 31, 2020 starting at 7:00pm. Tickets for the CMAOntario Awards will be available for purchase online at www.centennialhall.london.ca or by phone at 1.888.999.8980. Early bird pricing will be in effect with prices ranging from $69.00 (plus taxes and service fees) for regular reserved seating to $225.00 (plus taxes and service fees) for fan VIP packages. Full ticket pricing goes into effect […]
August 29, 2019

The CMAOntario Awards Return to London in 2020

August 29, 2019 (TORONTO)   The CMAOntario Awards are heading back to southwestern Ontario as The Country Music Association of Ontario announced today that London will host the 2020 CMAOntario Festival and Awards, May 29-31, 2020. Presented by Slaight Music, the 8th annual CMAOntario Awards will cap off a weekend of festivities on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at Centennial Hall. This will mark the third time that London will host the event, with previous editions taking place in 2017 and 2018. With a thriving country music market and excellent track record of events, London offers tremendous opportunity to showcase and celebrate Ontario talent. “The support of our members, Ontario artists and fans is what keeps our Festival, Conference and Awards weekend evolving to greater heights. […]
June 17, 2019

The Country Music Association of Ontario Announces Winners of the 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards

The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) tonight celebrated the talent and achievements of Ontario’s country music industry across 19 categories at the 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards in Southam Hall at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Meghan Patrick from Bowmanville, Ontario lead with five wins, followed by Tim Hicks and The Reklaws with two wins each. Hosted by Jason McCoy, the CMAOntario Awards included performances by Cold Creek County, Gabrielle Goulet, Jade Eagleson, Jason Blaine, Kira Isabella, Meghan Patrick, Ryan Langdon, Tebey, The Abrams, The Reklaws, The Washboard Union, The Western Swing Authority and Tim Hicks. Multi-award winning country vocal group The Good Brothers were also honoured with the Impact Award for their enduring and indelibly positive footprint on the landscape of country music […]
May 16, 2019

The Country Music Association of Ontario Announces Full Programming for CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend

Intimate Performances, Industry Conference and FREE Concerts! With Performances by Tim Hicks, Meghan Patrick, The Reklaws, Tebey, Cold Creek County, The Abrams, Ryan Langdon, Gabrielle Goulet, Jade Eagleson, Western Swing Authority, The Washboard Union, Andrew Hyatt, Danielle Bourjeaurd, and more! The Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) is excited to announce the complete programming for the CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend in Ottawa June 14 – 16, 2019 leading up to the 7th Annual CMAOntario Awards. Presented by Slaight Music, with support from Ontario Creates, the CMAOntario Festival & Awards Weekend will kick off Friday, June 14 with Songs & Stories: Songwriters in the Round at Fourth Stage at the National Arts Centre. Hosted by Wendell Ferguson, Songs & Stories will see Andrew Hyatt, Chris […]